Thomas Bell


Thomas Bell is a composer, choir director, and teacher. His choral music is published by G.I.A., Oxford University Press, Boosey and Hawkes, Alliance, Hinshaw, and others.

His early musical education was as a boy chorister at Salisbury Cathedral, England, where in addition to singing for the daily choral services, he played the flute, violin and piano. Following his later musical studies at Durham University, Thomas taught music in Oxford and London. During this time, he directed professional instrumental and choral ensembles specializing in early music. He later immigrated to Toronto, Canada, where he has lived and worked for over twenty-five years.

Thomas is Director of Music at St. Paul’s Bloor Street Church, Toronto, a large downtown Anglican parish where he oversees a large music programme, conducts the semi-professional choir choir, and plays the 7,5000-pipe organ.

Much of his choral music is written for the Choir of St. Paul’s Bloor Street, and the 150-voice Mississauga Children’s Choir which he directed for many years, and by commission.

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Works by Thomas Bell

Festival performances of works by Thomas Bell

Call for Scores submissionUK premiere

LFCCM 2021

LFCCM 2019

Recorded performances of works by Thomas Bell

LFCCM 2021